Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted. Disclaimer, this is an opinion and commentary site and should not be confused as a news site. Also know that quite often people may disagree with the opinions posted.
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Friday, March 14, 2014
Vitti’s rush to blow up our schools. #whatstherush?
From readers: This is the Vitti style, or what has become
S.O.P. for the District. Propose a broad-ranging policy without the details
worked out at the last minute, insist it has to be done immediately, do not
consult anyone who actually works at a school, get it approved (when needed),
and demand implementation the next day. (Yes, once the Board approves, he will send out an email telling everyone he
expects parents to begin signing up no later than) When anybody asks a question, respond with an
attitude that suggests if you were too stupid to get it, they won't bother
parents apply to go to the "good" schools and can't get in because
those schools are at capacity, who thinks they'll merely curse their bad luck
and stay at their neighborhood school? No, once moved to act, if they can't get
into that DCPS school of choice, they're headed for a charter school. This plan
has great potential to backfire. I think it will throw more schools into the
struggling category and DCPS will close schools.